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Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,393 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,393
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 67
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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MCano

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-11-2014 00:23:31 | More by MCano
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tkdcommando

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-07-2014 07:38:37 | More by tkdcommando
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-06-2014 19:40:26 | More by Big_Dave
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-05-2014 17:01:23 | More by Jacobob10
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boesesfleisch

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-05-2014 00:02:44 | More by boesesfleisch
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40oz2heaven

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-04-2014 00:20:46 | More by 40oz2heaven
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bckayaalp

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-03-2014 23:11:47 | More by bckayaalp
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freundnam


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-03-2014 14:33:24 | More by freundnam
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brittanylicious

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-02-2014 12:41:00 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-02-2014 12:21:37 | More by heysuz
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-02-2014 04:07:23 | More by Jtrigonis
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Kimchi270


4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-02-2014 00:35:26 | More by Kimchi270
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AndyandAng

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-31-2014 02:36:18 | More by AndyandAng
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-30-2014 03:43:21 | More by AlexFields
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jsausley

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a glass into a tall 24 oz. pilser glass.

A: A lovely yellow-gold with tinges of brown, gorgeous thick head with significant milky lacing, excellent carbonation which rises from the bottom of the glass in ribbons.

S: Bitter with lots of yeast, citrus and a nice hop balance.

T: Very light but no negative flavors. Not as wheaty as expected. Lots of hops and light toasted malts form the body. Citrus, spice and banana notes covering.

M: Crisp and fresh, easy to drink.

O: Definitely an extremely nice, easy to drink beer. Not as wheaty as expected but otherwise very flavorful. A good glass to drink with a light meal.

07-30-2014 02:31:54 | More by jsausley
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edmiglia

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-29-2014 00:30:23 | More by edmiglia
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-28-2014 19:17:53 | More by Danny1217
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kevindp9

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-28-2014 01:03:58 | More by kevindp9
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Rhernan81


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-27-2014 16:39:14 | More by Rhernan81
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aoampm

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-27-2014 06:25:13 | More by aoampm
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

A beautiful looking beer with an enormous head. A brilliantly clear yellow straw color beer. The head is very tall and quite dense with plenty of lacing left in it's wake.

The aromas are not as pronounced as with Hefeweissbier but i can still smell cloves and yeast. It's just more subtle.

Taste is good but as in the nose subtle. Yeast and malts are present along with phenols of clove. It's sweet and spicy and drinks very smooth. A clean finish.
A very good and easy drinking beer. One of the best.

07-26-2014 11:21:10 | More by micromaniac129
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gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Straw-colored with no haziness. Head formation and lacing characteristics remain as good as Weihenstephan Hefe. Streaks of foam adorn the glass. True to style, the aroma is much like a hefe but with less yeast character. More biscuity malt character is apparent, smelling a bit like a Helles lager. Clove/banana/bubblegum are still present.

Mild clove and a bit of banana. Dry with a mild bitterness throughout. Clean, dry finish. Very soft and pleasant texture. German malt profile comes through more after the filtering, but the flavor remains light and "wheaty." A little less filling than the hefe.

The differences between Weihenstephan Kristallweissbier and Hefeweissbier are fairly subtle, and I say this having had both back-to-back. Either one is a great version of the classic German wheat beer.

07-25-2014 23:20:42 | More by gr0g
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

A: Up to the light, a brilliant pale gold color. Excellent clarity (the condensation on the outside of the glass is more hazy than the beer itself) 2 fingers head which could show some more variation in texture,

S: I can smell the banana aroma from a foot away. Cloves and pronounced nutmeg closer up.

M: Light, smooth, superfine and active carbonation give a creamy feel. Highly effervescent and an ideally crisp finish.

T: Follows the nose but with more of a bubblegum aftertaste to it. It's a little too bubblegum pronounced for my liking, but good for style. Has a good malt sweetness, and although I detect little breadiness, combines with the bubblegum flavor to make it chewy for me.

07-25-2014 19:45:35 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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jamis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-25-2014 17:52:32 | More by jamis
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-25-2014 00:40:11 | More by Joecaddie
Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
90 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.